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Melbourne Cup 2014: Red Cadeaux Makes Fourth Straight Start

Melbourne Cup 2014: Red Cadeaux Makes Fourth Straight Start

2 Nov, 2014

British stayer Red Cadeaux made the trip out to Australia for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) for the first time back in 2011 as a five-year-old.

Red Cadeaux has made his fourth consecutive trip out to Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

He narrowly missed out on victory …

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

Melbourne Cup Field: Signoff Will Carry Half a Kilogram Over

2 Nov, 2014

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff secured the final place on the 2014 Melbourne Cup field on Saturday after winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse.

Joao Moreira can not strip down to 51kg, meaning Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The winner of the Lexus Stakes earns …

67 Remain in Melbourne Cup Contention

67 Remain in Melbourne Cup Contention

9 Oct, 2012

Sixty seven horses remain in contention to fight for the 24 spots in the Melbourne Cup field following the announcement of first acceptances today.

Americain is one of 13 internationals included in the 67 horses remaining in Melbourne Cup contention. Photo by: Taron Clarke.

The “pie in the sky” hopefuls have been withdrawn with only …